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Gone fishing in Wales

1st August 2014 Print
Fly fishing at Peterstone Court

In Wales there are over 22,000 acres of lakes, 2,400 miles of sea-trout rivers and 2,500 miles of wild brown trout rivers, together with 750 miles of coastline.

Many of the Welsh Rarebits collection of hotels are perfectly located for a fishing break – here are just some examples.

Peterstone Court in Brecon sits on the River Usk and this year has taken on the ‘Millbrook’ stretch of water; nearly a mile of river situated directly below the hotel. There is easy access to the beats, good wading, a weir pool which is ideal for dry fly fishing and interesting and challenging nymph fishing water.

The hotel also has one of Wales’s top fly fishing experts, Kim Tribe, as a resident fishing coach and guide. He has many years of experience on, and a unique insight into, the local rivers and guides hotel residents around the best waters in the area.

A two-day fishing break costs from £350 pp (two sharing a room) which includes one night’s dinner bed & breakfast and two full days’ fishing.

Hammet House is located on the banks of the world renowned river Teifi and has direct (and free) access to 300 yards of the river which is the longest river which is wholly in Wales. The hotel is happy to store fishing gear and also has a very experienced local guide available with equipment to hire too. You can expect to catch Salmon and Sea Trout.

A two-night ‘Escape Lux’ break costs from £240 pp (two sharing) and includes a three course fine-dining dinner on one night, a two course dinner on the second night from the house menu, chilled bottle of Prosecco on arrival, pre-dinner cocktails each night and breakfast on both mornings.

Gliffaes Country House Hotel at Crickhowell has a commanding position overlooking the river Usk where the hotel has two stretches of fly fishing water divided into five beats. The Usk is famous for its wild brown trout and salmon fishing and most can be accessed on foot from the hotel by walking through the mature grounds and woodland.

Non fishing partners will be happy to sit on the sunny terrace with a glass of Pimm's and a magazine watching their partner's efforts from up on high. Guides can be arranged on request.

A two-night fishing break is available from 27 July until the 1 September and costs from £119 per person (two sharing) on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and including two days’ fishing.

For further information on fishing in Wales visit

To find the perfect place to stay on a fishing break or for a free copy of the brochure visit

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Fly fishing at Peterstone Court